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Places to Watch: 3 Hotspots for Forest Clearing Right Now

World Resource Institute - 9 hours 23 min ago
Places to Watch: 3 Hotspots for Forest Clearing Right Now Comments|Add Comment|PrintSlash-and-burn agriculture in the Amazon. Photo by Matt Zimmerman/Flickr Places to Watch is an initiative that uses weekly alerts on Global Forest Watch to spot changes in forests around the globe and identify the most consequential cases of recent deforestation. By pairing deforestation alerts with expert interpretation of satellite imagery, descriptions of what is happening on the ground and resources to learn...

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Climate Change Could Force 100 Million People into Poverty by 2030. 4 Ways We Can Step Up Adaptation

World Resource Institute - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:12
Climate Change Could Force 100 Million People into Poverty by 2030. 4 Ways We Can Step Up Adaptation Comments|Add Comment|PrintCapetown, South Africa. Photo by Damien du Toit/Flickr Last month, a blistering heat wave killed at least 60 people in Karachi, Pakistan. Across East Africa, severe flash flooding displaced hundreds of thousands, and just days into this year’s hurricane season, a tropical depression off the coast of Mexico exploded into a Category 4 storm overnight. In the next 12...

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ADVISORY: Embargoed Press Call: Global Forest Watch previews 2017 tree cover loss data

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:07
ADVISORY: Embargoed Press Call: Global Forest Watch previews 2017 tree cover loss data WASHINGTON (June 13, 2018)—At the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (June 27-28), World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch will release brand new 2017 global tree cover loss data, revealing how much forest was lost around the world last year and emerging country hot spots to watch. The new satellite-based data analyzed by the University of Maryland, which will be live on globalforestwatch.org on Wednesday...

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 Essentials for Making Community Forestry Work

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:15
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 Essentials for Making Community Forestry Work Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe people of the Congo's central basin have co-evolved with their forest and water resources. Photo by Theodore Trefon Supported by USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment, WRI worked with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and other partners to pass community forestry legislation in 2016. Lauren Williams,...

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What if Citizens Set City Budgets? An Experiment That Captivated the World—Participatory Budgeting—Might Be Abandoned in its Birthplace

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:00
What if Citizens Set City Budgets? An Experiment That Captivated the World—Participatory Budgeting—Might Be Abandoned in its Birthplace Comments|Add Comment|Print Neighbors in Porto Alegre, Brazil, have been getting together regularly since 1989 to discuss the future of their city. Everyone is encouraged to speak at district meetings in churches, gyms and clubs, discussing everything from water supply and sewage to school construction and beach cleanings. This isn't idle chit-chat, though....

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Porto Alegre: Participatory Budgeting and the Challenge of Sustaining Transformative Change

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:01
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DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help

World Resource Institute - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:43
DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help Comments|Add Comment|PrintMoss-covered bigleaf maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest, part of Olympic National Park in Washington state. Photo by Doug Dolde/Wikimedia Commons By his own admission in a 2015 criminal plea agreement, Washington state sawmill owner Harold Clause Kupers suspected he had been buying logs illegally harvested from Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Besides his confession, DNA from the illegal timber—not from...

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Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change

World Resource Institute - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:32
Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves protect coastlines from storms, waves and erosion. Photo by patjosse/Pixabay The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change. A Key Moment for the Ocean and Climate Action Today is World Oceans Day,...

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There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change—Give Them Data

World Resource Institute - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:45
There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change—Give Them Data Comments|Add Comment|PrintTraffic in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Christian Haugen/Flickr Thousands of cities have committed to act on climate change, but few have yet turned their goals into tangible results. One of the important items that can help them begin is data from national governments. Establishing an “emissions inventory,” measuring how much greenhouse gases a city emits and identifying...

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PODCAST: Water Stress Is a Threat We Can't Ignore

World Resource Institute - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:36
PODCAST: Water Stress Is a Threat We Can't Ignore Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Sahel suffers regular droughts. Flickr/CIFOR We measure water stress with satellites, model it with algorithms, see it in empty riverbeds and experience it with dry taps. But how do we define water stress? Where does it come from? How will climate change disrupt the supply and demand for water? What is the relationship of water to food and energy? These questions and more are explored by Charles Iceland,...

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How Behavioral Science Can Boost Household Energy Efficiency

World Resource Institute - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:38
How Behavioral Science Can Boost Household Energy Efficiency Comments|Add Comment|PrintEnergy-efficient appliances for sale in Mumbai. Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group/Flickr Persuading people to use energy more efficiently has long been heralded as a simple, effective way to help tackle climate change. The problem lies in the persuasion. Historically, policies and programs to encourage people to save energy have relied largely on technological interventions and decision-making driven by...

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Q&A: What Is the Future of Green Building?

World Resource Institute - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:23
Q&A: What Is the Future of Green Building? Comments|Add Comment|PrintGreen buildings are a huge opportunity for sustainable development. Unsplash/Sandra Schuh This Q&A with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer originally appeared at World Green Building Council. What if we saw every building as an opportunity for sustainable development? That is just what they are. Buildings consume water and electricity—one-third of global energy consumption is in buildings—as well as the raw...

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For Indigenous Peoples, Losing Land Can Mean Losing Lives

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:20
For Indigenous Peoples, Losing Land Can Mean Losing Lives Comments|Add Comment|PrintChildren in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Austin King/Flickr This blog post is the first installment of WRI's Struggle for Land series. Ten years ago, the Cambodian government granted 20,000 hectares (49,000 acres) of land to a Thai company to plant sugarcane. But this land was not empty. Six hundred families were already living on it, growing rice and vegetables and foraging food and other goods from the...

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The World Is Moving On Since Trump Announced Intent to Withdraw From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

World Resource Institute - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:51
The World Is Moving On Since Trump Announced Intent to Withdraw From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintInstalling rooftop solar panels in California. Photo by Walmart/Flickr One year ago this week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The president claimed that the Agreement was a bad deal for America. The reality is that his disavowal of the treaty is putting the United States increasingly at odds...

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7 Signs of Progress: A Year of National Climate Action

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:15
7 Signs of Progress: A Year of National Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintSeveral countries announced this year that they will phase out fossil fuel vehicles. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons */ The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 was lauded as a turning point in the global fight against climate change. The question today is: Are countries responding to it? The short answer is yes. Based on our review of major national announcements over the last 12 months, it’s clear that countries...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Community-Scale Data Research & Processing

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:42
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Community-Scale Data Research & Processing WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI’s more than 700 experts and staff work in more than 60 countries, with our Global Office in Washington, DC and international offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. The project is based within...

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Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:30
Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia Comments|Add Comment|PrintChoral Mauladia, a street vendor and trade unionist in Ahmedabad. Photo: Getty Images Reportage. Think of the delicious food stands in Southeast Asia, the street performers in Africa, the rickshaw driver in Bangladesh, and the invisible home-based workers who embroider garments and stitch shoes in India. What do they all have in common? They are all part of the global informal...

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RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:01
RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers The informal economy accounts for 50-80 percent of urban employment in cities across the global south WASHINGTON (May 29, 2018) — Informal workers represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment in the global south – from street vendors and waste pickers, to workers manufacturing goods at home – and generate up to half of GDP outside of agriculture. Though cities need informal workers to be productive, most are either ambivalent...

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Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South

World Resource Institute - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:01
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The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat.

World Resource Institute - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:34
The World Is Counting on Banks to Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat. Comments|Add Comment|PrintBanks could be more transparent about their climate progress. Flickr/Daniel Foster. Banks are connected to every part of the economy through their investing and lending activities. That means they play a crucial role in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy. The financial sector is increasingly aware of the need to shift capital flows away from companies and...

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